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The Importance of Clemency in the Death Penalty System

The Importance of Clemency in the Death Penalty System

Although the effort to seek clemency for non-violent offenders is gaining traction in our country, the very notion of clemency is not new. In fact, the origins date back thousands of years, to both ancient Greek and Judeo law. The... MORE

Answering the last gasps of Catholic support for the U.S. death penalty

Answering the last gasps of Catholic support for the U.S. death penalty

By: Dale S. Recinella, Catholic Correctional Chaplain, Florida Death Row   In journeying around the United States to speak about our faith response to the U.S. death penalty, I find the overwhelming majority of its supporters are not supporting the... MORE

Introducing Bob McCarty as CMN’s New Chief Operating Officer

Introducing Bob McCarty as CMN’s New Chief Operating Officer

We are honored to welcome Dr. Bob McCarty as Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Chief Operating Officer. CMN increasingly plays a key role in the national movement to end the death penalty and has emerged as a leading Catholic voice in promoting... MORE

Serving as a Face of Mercy on Death Row

Serving as a Face of Mercy on Death Row

This month, Catholic Mobilizing Network celebrates Dale Recinella, prison chaplain, scholar, and nationally recognized voice on Catholic opposition to the death penalty. At the requests of the Bishops of Florida, Pope Francis recently bestowed the Papal Honor of the Pro... MORE

Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus Prayer, February 21, 2016

Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus Prayer, February 21, 2016

On Sunday February 21, 2016 Pope Francis shared the following powerful words: “Dear Brothers and Sisters, The international conference “For a world without the death penalty,” promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio will take place in Rome tomorrow. I hope... MORE

Progress Across the Country

Progress Across the Country

These past weeks have seen great strides in the movement to end the death penalty across the county. The growing recognition that executions detract from a culture of life is fueling real change in public policy! Delaware: On January 28th,... MORE

2015: A Year of Progress

2015: A Year of Progress

View CMN’s annual year in review to see a snapshot of progress made in 2015 and a preview of upcoming opportunities. As we take stock of the past year and look forward with hope to 2016, our hearts overfill with... MORE

Death Penalty and Discipleship:  A Faith Formation Guide

Death Penalty and Discipleship: A Faith Formation Guide

To purchase this book click here. To view accompanying video content for Death Penalty and Discipleship, please click here. David Matzko McCarthy’s Death Penalty and Discipleship is a faith formation resource to help communities and individuals reflect more deeply on capital... MORE

A Call for Peace We Can All Heed

A Call for Peace We Can All Heed

In celebration of the XLIX World Day of Peace, Pope Francis issued a special message in which he urged us “to make compassion, love, mercy and solidarity a true way of life” and reaffirmed his call for the end of... MORE

In World Day of Peace Message, Pope Francis Reaffirms Call to End the Death Penalty

In World Day of Peace Message, Pope Francis Reaffirms Call to End the Death Penalty

“With regard to prisoners, it would appear that in many cases practical measures are urgently needed to improve their living conditions, with particular concern for those detained while awaiting trial. It must be kept in mind that penal sanctions have the... MORE